Team

About

Pier Counsel is an award-winning boutique law firm consisting of seasoned professionals. The firm is adept in providing comprehensive legal services across the entire spectrum of transactional, advisory, litigation and regulatory matters. Pier Counsel areas of expertise include Corporate & Commercial, Private Equity, Venture Capital, Seed funding, Intellectual Property, Data Privacy, Media and Technology and Startup advisory. In addition to this, the firm also acts as “outside general counsel” for many of its clients. The firm’s success is driven by its core values which form the very foundation in defining its cohesive culture and what it stands for as a team. It has a lean Partner to the Associate ratio which ensures the quality of services to the clients at all times. The firm provides a quick turnaround time, on-deck availability with quality, reliability and consistency for every client’s deliverable.

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Mr. Anand Kumar

Managing Partner

Mr. Anand Kumar, as the managing partner of Pier Counsel, has a holistic approach towards innovative and client-centric solutions. He is a widely recognised lawyer with expertise in private equity, venture capital, mergers and acquisitions, fund formation, cross-border transactions, intellectual property and general corporate laws. With over 20 years of experience, he is the go-to person for all legal solutions. In addition to this, he is recognised in the field of academia as well. He is invited by numerous business and law schools of India and enjoys the interaction. Furthermore, his love for innovative start-ups and budding innovators in IT, social media, gaming, internet bots, AI, AR/VR, e-commerce, financial technologies, digital technologies, mobile application and services is evident as he has mentored the founders in various aspects of strategy and growth. He has assisted various clients to strengthen their strategy, from launching a new start-up to selling business.

Mr. Anish Vohra

Associate Partner

Mr. Anish Vohra is an Associate Partners at our firm and one of the initial team members. He is an alumnus of Symbiosis International University. He holds six years of work experience and has worked across a broad range of sectors advising domestics and international client. His practice focuses on the full spectrum of venture capital and private equity transaction, start-up/emerging company formation, corporation legal compliance, deal structing, mergers and acquisition, licensing transaction, and leading key negotiations to close qualified rounds of financing through domestics or FDI route. 

Anish is an angel investor as well as an LP a few prominent entities and understand the starts-up ecosystem from a business and commercial standpoint. This gives him an edge in assisting entrepreneurs as well as investment funds in navigating the market.

Mr. Harshvardhan

Principal Associate

Mr. Harshvardhan is a Principal Associate at our firm and one of the initial team members. He is an alumnus of Faculty of Law, Jamia Millia Islamia. He holds five years of work experience and has worked across a broad range of sectors advising domestic and international clients. His practice focuses on the general corporate, full spectrum licensing transactions, data privacy, venture capital and private equity transactions, start-up/emerging company formation. He has also been responsible deal structuring, mergers and acquisitions, licensing transactions, and leading key negotiations to close qualified rounds of financing through domestic or FDI route.

Mr. Akshay Kumar

Associate

Mr. Akshay Kumar is an associate at our firm and has been associated with us for more than a year. He is an alumnus of ILS Law College, Pune. He is a part of our general corporate advisory practice and is experienced in providing advice and assistance to the clients in drafting, vetting and negotiating commercial contracts, polices and matters relating to Intellectual property including trademark registration. Further, he also performs due diligence and advises clients on early stage deals, accelerators in compliance, regulatory and transactional work. In addition to it, he has also authored several papers and articles focusing on the intricacies of corporate law.

Ms. Kanika Garg

Company Secretary

Ms. Kanika is a Qualified Company Secretary and a law graduate with over 3 years of experience of Corporate Laws. She is also pursuing a diploma in Intellectual Property Rights from Indian Law Institute (ILI) and a Certification Course in MSME conducted by Institute of Company Secretaries of India. She has extensive experience in a wide range of practice areas including Start-up, Corporate Compliance & Management, Foreign Direct Investment, Secretarial Audit, Due-Diligence, Private Equity, Approvals Services under the Companies Act, 2013 and Foreign Exchange Management Act, 1999. She is affluent in secretarial works.  At Pier Counsel, she handles the secretarial compliances for funding round, ESOP, IPRs, preparation of various documents and forms for filings with ROC and RBI, rendering opinions on diverse subjects and general corporate advisory

Mr. Gaurav Parikh

Company Secretary

Mr. Gaurav Parikh is an aspirant of Company Secretaryship at the professional level and holds bachelor degree in Commerce specialized in corporate affairs and administration. He is fervent and passionate about corporate and commercial laws.

He frequently participates in various Company law quizzes. He also participated in Fit India movement walkathon conducted by ICSI. He received young achievers award by Noida international University and also a certificate of honour by Dainik Jagran for good Inter performance.

He is also a part of an NGO called Isha Foundation which is highly focused towards welfare of the society.

Mr. Abhishek Mishra

Associate Partner

Abhishek Mishra is an eminent Lawyer based in New Delhi with experience of almost two decades in the field of dispute resolution practices. Admitted to the Bar in the year 2001, he is passionate about arbitration and litigation in areas such as civil, corporate, commercial, services, consumer and labour laws. He advises clients on matters relating to litigation strategy, pre-emptive legal action, arbitration and dispute resolution.
Abhishek represents the Firm’s domestic and international clients in complex civil and corporate litigations at all levels before various forums such as District Courts, High Courts, Supreme Court and other judicial & quasi-judicial forum. He is an expert in domestic and international arbitrations and has successfully represented interests of various clients and businesses.
Besides dispute resolution, Abhishek has also been providing strategic, transactional and regulatory advice to domestic and international clients in the areas of mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, private equity, transactional advisory, labour, media and technology. He has also advised clients on a wide range of issues involving the social sector, including employment for the disabled and distressed asset recovery/ revival.

Mr. Vatsal Gaur

Vatsal Gaur is an experienced M&A, private equity, and venture capital lawyer with over 11 years of post-qualification experience. He is a graduate of law from National Law University, Jodhpur, with a specialization in corporate governance

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